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Spinybacked Orbweaver - Gasteracantha cancriformis

Spinybacked Orbweaver - Gasteracantha cancriformis
Key Largo, Monroe County, Florida, USA
October 7, 2007
Unfortunately, I was only able to get a shot of the underside of this cool little spider. Its web was made in a tree and there was no way to get to the other side for a dorsal shot. These spiders seem very variable in South Florida. Anyone know about this?

Spinybacked Orbweaver
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